If you haven’t driven on Route 110 between the Merrimac town line toward Kenoza Lake, you’re in for a treat, as the state recently repaved it.

The Lamplighter sure is grateful for a smoother ride after traveling the miserable, bumpy stretch for years.

But there is more work to be done. The stretch of the same road from the lake east into Haverhill is riddled with rough stretches after the installation of new water pipes.

Here's hoping that stretch will also be repaved. It really needs the attention.


Haverhill history

It was noted in a 1975 edition of the Haverhill Gazette that on June 2,1925, the city renamed City Hall Park to be GAR Park.

It was done in honor of the Grand Army of the Republic.


Let the children play

A dedication was held recently for the new playground installed at Wysocki Park on Central Street off High Street.

"Our goal is that every child has access to a walkable playground," Mayor Fiorentini said as the playground in the inner-city Mount Washington neighborhood was dedicated.


Are you done yet?

Several weeks after the July Fourth holiday, residents are still setting off fireworks.

What gives? Not only are the boomers against the law, but they're tough on sleeping babies, pets and veterans suffering from PTSD. Get them out of your system so we can get some sleep!


Dressed-up downtown

Kudos to those involved in purchasing and installing the red vinyl slipcovers on concrete barriers outside downtown restaurants.

The covers display the phrase "Haverhill: Dine out with sole.'' They are a welcome upgrade.


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